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>> bbc world news" is presented by kcet, los geles. funding for this prentation is me possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe,
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rmont, and honolulu, newman's own foundaon, john d. & catherine t. macarthur undation and union bank. >> union bank has put it financial streth to work for a wide range of companies, from small business to mar corporations. >> now "b world newsnews. >> five union aides workers die in a coound where the bomber tricked his wa in. there isa new spanic supreme
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court justice0rr]e joins a pan nine with the last say n the american law. welcome to "bbc world news" on pbs in america and arnd the gle. we ve a special report from the chinese city that three months ago saw olent clashes between ethnic groups. and our best-selling novelist is making opera history from wh was car wahouse. >> hell he lookedlike a memberof the security foes d spoke like one, and made an innocent request and a few minutes ter five united
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nations workers were dead in islambad about how installations can be protected. with smoke still rising from the united nations compnd, one key question s being asked, how did the bomber manage to strike such an obvious target? the aner is that he talked his way in he dressed as member ofthe security forces and askedto use thbathroom. th are investigating if he had insi help, this foote appears to show the bomber calmlyentering the receion area. within seconds there is a huge blast. have -- the victimfrom the
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world food prram to help the or. this attack is cause -- causina great deal of concern, and now pakianis have been reminded that their capital is ill vulnerable inspite of security precautions. when the attackdefense secret were holding meetings lamabad, fresh from their trip from afghantan. there is no blame of sponsibility, but th suspicion of the n leader and that he's ill alive. and promising freshttacks. pakistan won't let this
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resolve, and that an assault will begin soon. >> afghistan is edging closer toa long awaited relution, augustresidential vote, they recount suspect blots. and there coulbea ruling next week if thereis a second und run-off. there was algations of widespread vote rigging. there is ma parts of asia realing, let'take you first to the floodi that's foed millions from theihomes in india. least 23are killed and army and na are gettingfood into the villagers. we have th report. >> across much osoutrn dia the rain has taken its
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toll. entire villages arwashed away or cut off by the water for those left behind it's a strugg for safety. many have ft their homes with only their clotheand what they can salvage and now they are desperate. >> water has come into r village anwe ha lost our homes. we are left witno food or safe drinking water. i brought this foodfrm the chief's home andif it'the same every year, how can we live oulife. the government needs to take immediate acon to find a peanent solution. >> the authority trying to reach those afcted and the militaryis called i buuntil thy get there, ma of the llagers have to fend for themselves. more than a mlion people have lost their mes and awaiting to be transported. only a week ago, uch of the
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area was ne dr and now afteseveral days of rrential rain, the tidehas turned cometely. >> grief has brought hundreds of samoans togher, from the tsunam and they have gather to rebuild. from there, thbbc report. >> it tk just a few sonds for a savage act of nature to reduce a stretch of coast line to rube. it's hard to think that villageser anholiday makers can surve this. but they did. >> e tourist kids are screaming that the ter was so fa and we all had run om the resort. >> rachel and her boyfrid were trng to utrun the
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monsterous wavesand wi unbelievable speed and wer, the wateruined everything in its path, including her car. and trappinr inside with terrifying moments thatshe thought would be her last. >> it was filled with war and i don't know how long, and no air, just black water. and i said a prayer, and the next thing i know, there is a daylight and thcar isback up. and i scattered out the broken glass windows and w i got my cutsnd infection. >> these are retched times for the people, thiswill ave deep ars on the battered villages. and supporting other foreigns who came here toelp.
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>> we gave aid to llages th needed help. >> this day is an important partof the healing process, when e community came together to reflect on a week that this rner of the uth cific will never forget. >> and doesn't end the, five days after two rthquakes and officials have called al e search for suivors in the remoteest. they say ere is little chance to find more alive, thousas have dd and thousand more are missing. south africa former police chief,selebi h pled not guilty tany crime. he says he's a victim a conspiracy. the interim govement in honduras has lifted the sta of emergency that has baed
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protestsand lift security rights. they have closed mea outlet d since the return of the ousted president. microsoft is instigating aims that thousands of pass words for hot mail have been cked and posted onlin microsoft says they will take appropriate steps. e first time at the british secuty accessis allowed access to the secrefiles, and the head sayg that at the time too many were being ied on. >> the tivation code, how did you locate it? >> i didn't it, it did it f me. >> our understandi of what britain security service,mi 5 is hafrm frictionan now
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for the fst time they have ened up their archive to tell the story. >> this is the first history of mi-5 that an outside hiorian has been given access almost all the files to present day. >> among the alletions at mi-fort myers kept files on henderson beuse of suspicious contacts, the file was kept hidd but no smear to oust him. and there splaceslike the union and peace movement, nd one memberof mi said that the service may have gone too
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far. >> we took the service seriously and we reviewed many files and destroyeth and t thought about the submersion. >> today on-5, he hopes that reviewing the story will help build public cofidence in a seice that is often controversial. >>stay with us if you can, "bbc world news," still to come, they are taking the law into their own has, bend italy's citin police. first the research into the ezence of who ware, and what makers healthy or not. >> nobel season is upon us, d up first was the annncement in stockholnners oprize
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the medicine. >> today the nobel price was awarded in 20. >> the winners, elizabeth blackburn and carol grader, work in the uned states,and they cracked the biggest mystery in scice. and th worked tnd how the genetic material or chromosomes containein ourselves prided the atck, and this is e swer, find tele-ends and likens them to the end of shoe laces and keeps th from unraling. the researchcould ve massive
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implications for all of us, these shoe lace ends may manage e process, anwhen they don't nction properly, they may responsible for the creation of cancer. the research is undeay, the award was an early wa-up call r the winners. >>i was like to reach all of themthey were sleepy but happy. >> and awaiting them will be a chk for 1.4 miion llars and the right to call themselves nobel laureates. >> e the news unfold, go to, it's easy, click here to wah the one-minu world news video summary. yocan read e latest headlines, and get e top
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stories from around the glob and clk to play video reports. discover more about the subjects that affect you and what the issues that the world is talking about now. for news, go to >>his is "bbc world news," the latest headlines foyou, at let five employees of he unit nations world food program habeen killed in islamad, with the bomber tricking his way in. in dia floods has left many homeless. today is the new year of the supreme court, with sonia so -- sotomayor, and she's joined a hu amount attention as the world's first hispanic
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supremcourt judge. and the nation'top legal body does now better reflect its ople. >> incredib important symbolally anthe winess of thchoice of president barack obama ofsotomayor bei named to thcourt. she doesn't shift the court, and is the firstlatino and only the third woman to sion this bench. and that'remarked bya female predecessor. >> and not a quiet start. >> so many and 's the first day of term, and e ustices have until april to hear e arguments and en to june to make the decisions. but the are many, and one a t one is a constitutional
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right to bear ar, the cond amendment. and st year en the supreme court looked at this d struck downwashington, d.c.'s total ban onhandguns and looking at chago, and ma are watching to see what happens on that. and the separaon of church d state and a y part f what america is about, and there is a case on the public display ofsymbols, and this is out 5-foot crosseon proper in california. and there are many political ises, one more that may make headlines globly, what happens of otographs of the alled abuse of detainees in pakistan, and president obama has lled for these to be blocked and the sueme court is to hear that. >> now they call themselves as
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littles,patrols to help protect neighborhoods. others suggest they are vigilantes, and such is the deba in italy, wherone grouhas spread widespread controversy, whave our correspondent in italy. >>messina, the landing point ofhe island of sicy, and starng point of a new breed of neighborhood patrs. th called themselves italy' national guard, and here on the streets, they don't have wers of rest, but look at he uniform. cocky shirts with insignia on the sleeves. they have en likened
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muslinni andfor e dictator of power. the new uniformare under investigation, a en those this ilegal. >> the majority ofimmigrts are drug dealers or prostitutes, it would be helpful for th to be in their own country, it's useless to come here where there is no work. >> thiswoman says she feels moreecurity with them. and this woman says she prefers thpolice. >> and with many members to set across italy, of the government'green light citizepatrol. they say they arhere to fight crime, t others say it's intimidationgainst immigrants.
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the national guard s heed by this man. in his owvideo he rages about how italy is r italians. in another video we have obtainedthere is applause of one of his members makes a nazi type salute. opponts say that entrusting security to cizen's patrols is a blowto the le of law. >> if the law of italy is broken and given to private groups, that mns the hand of the citizens to secured and guaranteed by the state. >> itly's new citizen patrols don't all ok like the national guard. this is anher version, in addition to the forcesof law and order, or a maet for
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inlerance and inmidation. >>it is uncomfortablbly clear th tensions are running high in the chineseproviden, a few three months after the violence that left hundreds dead, bbc world fairs has this rert from the regional capito >> the skyline coulbe anywhere in modern china, but on the ground this city is very different, three months after the riots and police are still everhere. pele are orwhelming muslim and etc chinese have settle here in huge numbers, in july
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the griences boiled over. i spe to eyewitness that saw some young weers beat to death, peoplewere going crazy, d 198 chinese dieand then chinese carrd out llings of weigers with maybe 10 kille >> this is where th gathered in the first place, d why riots are here in force to make sure it doesn't ppen again, theywere attacking chinese shops. secular and ethnic violence shook the chine government to the core. >> we headed t to the weige um area, the policwere followg us everywhere we wenttailed us in three cars.
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people here are right at e bottom of the ap, china w slown dealing with the problem, now it's making up for lot -- lost time. >> the press card, please. >> infact they were members of brand-new communist party task force, part soci serity workers and part ey and ears of the authorit a lot ofthem areweige and work clely with the undercover police and most of thgroup were followg us. d found that the rioter came from the city of shar, a thousand miles away, we decided to fly there. and things ere were more
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tense, upon arrival the police detained us and told us we codn't do any fiing. everywhere we nt, a squad of poce came with us. everywhere the was heavy security. three mont after the rioting, it'too clear that thchinese authorities han't gothis siation under full control. >> now he created a best-seller with thnuer one ladies detective agen, and alexander smith newtertory with opera. >>on thedge e calahery desert, a little of opa history is being made. final rehearsals r the world
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premier of era mcbeth. >> it's small and intimate, it's working. >> the man behind it all, novelist alexander nicole smith, his first era. >> it's the mcbeth sty, ambition, greed and disaster. and playing the roles. >> it's a far cry from the number one ladiesdetective agency, the tv series madehis name >>we were driving around the city this morning, and oking at variouplaces mentioned in the oks. >> those oks helping to show there is more to africa than wildlife andars. >> it's brought this areato the attention of the world, and
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i am happy about thatthis is a country i admire grely. >> back at the opera house, they warm up for the big opening night. >> ofe long asting pression on those who will have acss to the ci, and those whhave a chance play in this particular villag >> do you think that the era will be a hit? >> i think it will definity be a hit. so what used be the fron door of a repair shop is now backstage at thisextraordinary operatic experience, anjust about to goon ste is lady mcbeth. ♪?énk >> it is big mome for the arts here, true toform the prolific m smith is dreaming
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plans for a sequel. >>and finally justa bit of is, could thisbe a cord breang, surfers in cape town, south africa are awaiting see if th brke the record, and hato ride a wave for five seconds, and brazil ld the record, and it looks ke the surfs incape town pped that, it looked to be 125. and anks for with --for beinwith us, on "bbc rld news." >> fundinas ade possib by the freen foundation of ne york, stowe, vermont and honolu, the newman's own
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fountion and john d. & catherine t. macarthur foundationand unn bank. >> union bank has put its financial strength to work for a wide rangof companies, from smalbusinesses to major corporations. what can we do for you? >> i am julia stiles. >> i am kevin bake. >> i amkim ttrall. >> and public broadcaing is my source fonews about the rld. >> for intelligent conversations. >> for election coverage. >> i am kerry washington, and puic broadcasting is my source for intelligent coections to my community. >> "bbc world news
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